Plant-based diets use 75% less land

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Plant-based diets use less land

Half of the world’s habitable land is used for agriculture, with most of this used to raise animals for dairy and meat. Plant-based diets can help! How? The land needed to feed animals who will be eaten by humans – including land for grazing and to grow crops for animal feed – is far greater than the land needed to grow food for humans directly.

In fact, Our World in Data found that if the world adopted a plant-based diet, we would reduce global agricultural land use from 4 to 1 billion hectares! Plant-based diets also reduce the need for monoculture crops, which are harmful to soil health, as the demand for animal feed is a driving factor in their use.

Here are some ways one simple ingredient swap can help reduce your meal’s environmental impact.

Learn more about how shifting to a plant-based diet can help reduce your impact on the environment.

Learn more about how plant-based helps the environment

Go plant-based for the planet

Read on to learn how animal agriculture impacts our environment, and how a plant-based diet can help.

Get started on your plant-based journey

10 tips for getting started on a plant-based diet today

Desiree Nielsen, a registered dietician based in Vancouver, shares 10 tips for getting started on a plant-based diet today.

Will you be choosing more plant-based meals for the planet?

Check out these simple and delicious recipes for meal and snack inspiration:

Looking for more inspiration? See all plant-based recipes in the Plant University recipe library!